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Amazing Adventure + Scenery ..

Granite Waterfalls Indian Arm

Looking for an amazing boat rental adventure full of spectacular scenery? Then taking a trip to Granite Waterfalls at the top of Indian Arm is the place to go.

This 4 hour round trip won’t disappoint, there is so much to see and the Indian Arm is a great spot to relax. With you in the driving seat the adventure is all yours to enjoy.

Trip Features ..

– 4 Hour Round Trip
– Explore Granite Waterfalls
– Mountain Fjrod Scenery
– View the Downtown Skyline
– Dock at Deep Cove Village (+1 hr)


This unforgettable journey will begin at our Boat Rental office on Granville Island where we will explain everything to you before you set off on your adventure. Our knowledgeable staff will show you maps of the area where you can go and how to operate your rental boat.

In no time you will be setting off through English Bay on your adventure. You will make your way around Stanley Park and under the Lions Gate Bridge where you will be welcomed by the wonderful view of downtown Vancouver in Coal Harbour.

Then make your way on towards the seaside village of Deep Cove, then continue up the spectacular mountain fjords of the Indian Arm and right at the top you will see Granite Waterfalls which is an amazing snow melt waterfall. The waterfalls are usually in full flow between the months of March and June. The Indian Arm is a wonderful place to relax for the day as the waters are usually very calm.

Let friends and family know of this amazing adventure and plan your trip today. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the boat or stop at the dock at the Waterfalls and take in the wonderful mountain scenery.

Don’t worry if you forgot food, Deep Cove is a wonderful seaside village full of restaurants, coffee shops and sweet treats. Some favorites include Arms Reach Bistro, Honey Doughnuts and Cafe Orso. Dock here to enjoy a lovely walk around the village or sit and enjoy the park. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this Waterfall adventure from sight seeing to high speed, relaxing to exploring.

Choose from our three different style boats and reserve your Granite Waterfalls adventure today. Our rental boats will fit 4, 5 and 6 people and are all fitted with Yamaha motors which are world renowned for their reliability. Granville Island Boat Rentals has been serving all of Vancouver’s speed boat rental needs since 1982.

Book your Waterfalls adventure with us today for an unforgettable journey with you as the captain.


Places to Eat

Places to eat along the way ..

Honey Doughnuts – Our Top Pick !!

Arms Reach Bistro

Cafe Orso

Covert Neighbourhood Cafe

Bluhouse Market & Cafe

Deep Cove Pizza



Places to See

On the way to the Waterfalls ..

1. English Bay

English Bay is Vancouvers’ most popular beach, right in the heart of downtown.Summer sees it packed with people sunbathing, swimming, and taking in the wonderful sunset. This bay is dotted with boats,kayaks and people generally enjoying Vancouver’s waters.

English Bay

2. Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a 1,001-acre public park that borders downtown Vancouver and is almost entirely surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. While out in the bay you will have the best view of this wonderful park.

Stanley Park

3. Lionsgate Bridge

Opened in 1938, Lions Gate Bridge is a magnificent suspension bridge. Many people visit this bridge each year as it is a must see, especially from the water. Boating under this bridge allows you to really appreciate its true size.

Lions Gate Bridge

4. Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour is centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It is one of the most spectacular harbours in the world. From your boat, view the Vancouver skyline and some of the largest yachts in the world.

Coal Harbour

5. 2nd Narrows Bridge

When navigating from Coal Harbour towards Indian Arm you will pass under two historic bridges.The original, Second Narrows Bridge, was the first bridge to be built but because of it being so low it was damaged over the years by large boats hitting it. The present, larger Iron Workers Bridge was built to replace it..

Second Narrows Bridger

6. Deep Cove

Deep Cove , a beautiful little coastal community, is nestled just at the start of Indian Arm,. The large public dock allows you to get out and enjoy the many places to eat, ranging from coffee, donuts and ice-cream.On leaving and heading further north look out for the boat access only homes on the shore line.

Deep Cove

7. Buntzen Power Station

About half way up Indian Arm you will find a large concrete building known as the Buntzen Power Station. Built in 1914 Buntzen Power Station was powered by water to supply electricity to Vancouver. Today it is unmanned and operated only by remote control by BC Hydro.

Buntzen Power Station

8. Indian Arm

You will be truly amazed while boating through this scenic fjord known as Indian Arm. Even though its only a short boat ride from downtown it feels like you are miles away from everything, it is so peaceful. The spectacular mountains are breathtaking and you won’t be able to take enough pictures.

Indian Arm

9. Granite Waterfalls

You will find these beautiful Granite Waterfalls at the top of Indian Arm . They are in full flow just after the snows melt. Many people swim in the falls all summer long, as the surrounding waters are so calm. This is a great area to relax for a few hours.There is a mooring dock provided here to facilitate your stop off.

Granite Waterfalls

8. Stadiums

False Creek is a peaceful harbour, perfect for a calm boat ride. While boating here you will pass under many of Vancouvers’ bridges and get up close to Vancouver’s two stadiums, BC Place (football) and Rogers Arena (hockey). False Creek is a great place to enjoy fabulous views of the city.



One Hour Free

Early Morning Special ..

One of the best times to go boating is usually the early mornings. The waters are usually calm at this time of the day and there is usually very little boat traffic on the water.

This allows you to enjoy the best boating conditions and you are usually able to get to your destinations faster due to the flat waters.

With our Early Bird Special you receive your 5th hour free with any 4 hour boat rental departing at 9am (Regular non-discounted hourly rate applies to the first 4 hours. Not valid with any other offer.). This allows you enough time to dock at the waterfalls and explore it by foot ..

Book your waterfall adventure today ..

Some Pics



250km of coast to explore ..

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Corporate Groups

Team building at its best ..

If you are looking for a fun filled corporate event for your company then why not check out our fun filled corporate activities. You will be sure to find something that will suit your company. So whether its team building, summer party or you just want to get out of the office why not choose the Treasure Hunt, Sightseeing & Eco Tour or the Fishing Derby. More info on boat rental corporate events ..
Go Crabbing

Why not catch something for dinner ..

Just minutes from our boat rental location you will be at the best crabbing location. Rent a crab trap with bait included from our office and drop it at the start of your boat rental adventure.

Pick up dinner along the way ..

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Some questions answered ..

What is the minimum age to drive the rental boat?

The driver of the boat must be 21 years of age or older and fluent in English.

Are there any additional costs on top of the hourly rental rate?

The fuel, tax and insurance ($10 per driver) are not included in the hourly rate.

Do I need a boat license to rent a boat?

No .. we provide you with a free one day boating license when you rent with us.

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